Artist-neuroscientists light up the brain

In a corner of Greg Dunn’s Spring Garden studio are two cabinets.

One holds the sources for the science – Cajal’s Butterflies of the Soul, a book of figures from the 19th and early 20th centuries focusing on the brain, and The Color Atlas of Anatomy.

The other cabinet keeps the elements of his art. Mica powders, soft and glittery. Weightless tissue papers holding a variety of gold leaf – white gold, champagne gold, yellow gold.

Dunn’s work melds science and art, bringing images of the brain into beautiful, ethereal detail. This summer, the California native with a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania collaborated with Brian Edwards – whose Penn doctorate is in electrical engineering – to develop the “Mind Illuminated” show at the Mütter Museum.

Source: Artist-neuroscientists light up the brain

Via: Google Alert for Neuroscience

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